Economy & Tax

Responsible investment approach in Budget 2012

Autumn blues – PMI

Manufacturing activity dropped back into contraction after four months of expansion, with a seasonally adjusted PMI for April at 48.0.

Responsible investment approach in Budget 2012

Australia NZ Leadership Forum finds common ground in Asia

The 8th annual Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum concluded with both sides expressing a shared interest in building a future for Australia and NZ in the markets of Asia, underpinned by inward and outward investment and built on the basis of a strong trans-Tasman single market.

Responsible investment approach in Budget 2012

Economic outlook improving slowly

A slowly stabilising global economy and positive levels of activity in New Zealand agricultural exports indicate slightly better economic prospects, according to the BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the March quarter 2012.